Makeup Monday – Steve Laurent Lip Pencil

Marvelous Monday all!

I am currently traveling for work so forgive me any typos in the blog this week! So much to do and never enough time. Am I right? I know, I know get to the makeup!

I think I mentioned when I got my Boxy Charm box that this was one of the items I was least excited about.

It’s not that I have anything against the brand. I have never actually tried the brand. I just moved away from lip pencils around 2000 unless I am wearing a red lip look and I’m worried about it bleeding through above my lips. So while I wasn’t excited, I did try it. Here’s proof:

Another funny story, I put my lips on after I get to work! What can I say, I like to kiss my husband so my look is never fully finished until I get to the office.

As you can see from the pic the pencils went on very smooth. The formula did not try out my lips. I’m not sure it really helped my lip look but it was ok to use.

The lip pencil is in my lip bag and it will stay there. I will continue to use it when I use nude shades.

I’m going to give this πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„ out of 5. It’s a good product I just don’t use it often. Sorry I couldn’t give a better review friends. Next week we are going to talk about some fun shadows!

Love and πŸ’„,

Becky

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Makeup Monday – Butter London Palette and Ofra Liquid Lip

Marvelous Monday my makeup loving friends. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I spent too much time in the yard on Saturday. I’m still dehydrated and recovering. Enough about that, what we really want to talk about is makeup, am I right? As per usual, I am going to review some items from my monthly BoxyCharm box. You can check out what all was included in my July box, as well as the pricing for the items reviewed today by following the linkΒ here.

First, today we are going to talk about the Butter London Palette Natural Goddess.

This is a very pretty palette. I like the natural andΒ  earthy undertones. When I look at this palette, I think of the earth. The brown, green and blue shades make me think of the earth and water.

I tried to do a swatch test for you, but I am still new at the whole swatching thing and I don’t ever want to ruin a pretty pot of eyeshadow for a swatch on my arm. I am afraid they came out a little light but here is an idea of the shades against my very pale arm.

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The green was probably was my favorite surprise of all of the shades. It was more neutral and pretty then any of the shades honestly. The brown as a matte shade was probably intended to be a good blendable shade but I really struggled with it guys. I believe I need to work on my blending skills so I am not going to totally blame the shadow. Here are some pics with the shades actually for looks throughout the weeks I have tried this palette.

I had a hard time with pics for this post. My makeup in the morning just never wanted to play along. I did not feel like I could make as many complete looks as I would have liked with this palette. It had too many shimmer shades and not enough mattes to really create full looks. I will continue to use this as a supplement to other pallets for little pops of great earthy tones.

The palette for me, based on the fact that the shades are pretty but not super pigmented, it is really not a stand alone palette and the blendability is questionable, I am going to rate this πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„Β out of 5.

I also have been using the Ofra Liquid Lip in shade Santorini.

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The formula went on so smooth and pretty. I really loved the feel on my lips. The scent was not noteworthy in a good or bad way. It was almost non-existent. This was considered to be a long lasting liquid lippy so I wanted to see how it would do. This shade was very bright pink which is not something I normally wear. I will be honest, I have not worn this as many days as I would have liked but I did remember to do a beginning of the day and an end of the day pic without reapplying so that could see how long lasting it really wears.

As you can see from the pics above it is a really pretty shade. However, short of a slight stained pink on my lips at the end of the day, it didn’t really last that long. Reapplication after lunch, etc. would definitely be necessary. I did really like that it did not leave my lips feeling extremely dry. I would say that this is a pretty good liquid lipstick. The shade is really beautiful, I should probably be more open to the bright colors.

Long lasting leaves a bit to be lacking but the shade and overall feel of this product is excellent. I’m going to give a good feel a higher score over the pain of having to re-apply and give this product πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„Β out of 5.

Hope you enjoyed this review. Let me know if there are other products you would like me to try that are not associated with my BoxyCharm box each month.

Love and πŸ’„,

Becky

Makeup Monday Review – Tarte – Be You, Naturally, Eyeshadow Palette

Happy Monday my makeup loving friends! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.

This past week I tried a different eye look with the Tarte pallet from my Boxy Charm box for June. This was my first use of a Tarte palette ever! For a little reminder of the palette here is a pic!

Here are some pics!

So here is my review. First the palette smelled like chocolate. This was awesome every morning! I really didn’t think I would like that type of smell each morning but it was fantastic. The shades were all neutral enough to be used by any skin type. The shimmers were gorgeous.

I didn’t use any other shadows to complete my looks. I purposely limited myself to this palette only. The only complaint was that the deep brown shade did not blend as well as I would have liked. You can tell by my photos I struggled. I will say however the overall looks were great! I’m excited to keep using this in conjunction with some other shades that I use often to create some really great looks!

Here’s one of my favorite makeup looks from the week!

The sad thing about being a glasses wearer is that your eye looks aren’t as prominent sometimes but hey it was a good makeup day.

Overall this palette gets a πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„ out of 5 rating.

Have you tried other Tarte eye palettes? What are your thoughts on the brand?

Love and πŸ’„

Becky

Makeup Monday – Review No Pore Blem

Happy Monday my makeup loves! Today we are talking about No Pore Blem Prime Essence by Touch In Sol.

I received this product in my June Boxy Charm box. You can check out that post here Makeup Monday. I decided to use this primer for a full week and see what I really thought about it. The first time I used it I realized it was very thin. It runs down your face and is almost watery.

A watery formula in a primer doesn’t worry me too much so we moved forward with trying it. There is no scent really to this primer which I appreciate. Sometimes I find scent after scent building up on my face can be annoying!

The real question is was there a reduction pores? I couldn’t notice friends I’m sorry to say. I don’t think my pores are that large but I really didn’t notice a difference. As far as priming my face and helping my makeup stay on I would say there was definitely a proper wear time. Here is a beginning of the day pic:

Here is the end of the day pic:

I should have taken another pic before I headed for bed but it was a long work day sorry friends.

Overall this was a decent primer. I did not feel like it made my pores smaller and it definitely is not moisturizing in any way but it did help my makeup stay on longer and look fresher longer throughout the day, then many other primers I have tried.

Here is a link to more information if you would like to purchase this product. Purchase Item Here

Overall at a price tag of $22, for me, there are better primers out there. This wasn’t terrible so with our newly created lipstick scale we are going to give this 3 out of 5 lipsticks πŸ’„πŸ’„πŸ’„.

If you have tried this product let me know. I would love to hear from you! Until next time my friends you are beautiful inside and out!

Love and πŸ’„,

Becky

Makeup Monday

For my birthday my amazing hubby got me a subscription to a new makeup subscription, Boxy Charm. This subscription is $21 per month and you receive 4-5 full size products per month. The value according to other reviewers and the BoxyCharm website is going to be at least $100 per month.

This is my June box!

My goal is to review each of these products over the next few weeks. I think using them for more than one use will give you a better idea of what you are getting with this subscription. Below I have listed all of the items I have received with their MSRP and the total value of the box.

Tarte – Be You, Naturally, Eyeshadow Palette – MSRP $36

Touch In Sol – No Poreblem Prime Essence – MSRP $23

Dominique Cosmetics – Lemonade Lipgloss MSRP $17

St. Tropez – Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse MSRP $24.50

Dirty Little Secret – Lip Liner MSRP $15

Total box MSRP = $115.50

Overall I was very excited about the box. The brands are familiar and higher end than I normally buy myself. I can tell you I am most excited about the eyeshadow pallet from Tarte cosmetics. I am least excited about the self tanner because it is not something I use but for you, my dear readers, I’m gonna try it and give it an honest review!

Stay tuned next Monday for the first product review.

πŸ’„- Becky

Makeup Monday RebootΒ 

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day! We had a great time with family. Lots has been going on in my world lately and sadly I have neglected the blog. I want to thank you all that have hung in there with me. I really am grateful for your support. So let’s talk makeup. That always makes my Monday better! 

Lately I have become obsessed with the idea of matte liquid lipstick. And yes it could be because of a certain mogul family and one daughters take on lips that has swept the nation like wildfire but let me put it this way I don’t have their bank account so for me I have to find good looks with a much lower price tag. And I found this… 


I hadn’t heard of Jena Taylor before but it looked like a close enough dupe to what I was hoping to achieve look wise I couldn’t resist. 


The swatches honestly don’t do the colors justice. I’m looking forward to trying all of them. I did put on the middle color for a day out and I will say I liked the color, the smell was pleasant and the color lasted pretty much all day through eating and everything. Oh and I kissed my husband and it didn’t come off on his face which made him very happy! 


Needless to say I can’t wait to try the other colors. I’m really happy with the purchase and now to tell you how much I spent. Are you ready? 

$4.99 at my local Marshall’s and the compare at was only $8.00. So I’m going to say a win win at almost a tenth of the cost for the name brand item and has all the qualities I look for in a liquid lipstick. 

What are your latest makeup dupe or cheap must have finds? 

Best 

Becky 

The perfect look!Β 

So we all have a desire for that perfect look. With my wedding day approaching so quicky I find myself searching and searching for that perfect look. So I’m experimenting and searching! The biggest challenge has been lipstick. It has to be the right color. It has to be long lasting. And it of course has to stay on me and not my husband to be on our big day! 


There have been many trials. Which formula which color? So the perfect color search may still be on but the formula has been found! This stuff is the long lasting. Seriously I wish I had a pic but there was still some on my lips the next morning and I put it on right before I left my home at like 7am. So basically it stayed for roughly 24 hours. It didn’t make my lips feel horribly dry or sticky. So formula is a yes! Now for color! 

Revlon Ultimate Colorstay Liquid Lipstick
The color I have on in the last picture is a buff beige. The color I’m ordering is a peachy color that is apparently of course not made anymore. But you know thank goodness for Amazon! Next up eye shadow! New post soon with lots of details. 

Love 

Becky